What You Don’t Know Can Kill Others (and You)

By NAVID FARNIA          Epistemology has a hidden value in education and socialization.  As a concept, “epistemology” began to resonate with me in graduate school.  The critical inspection of our knowledge – thinking about how we know what we know – intellectually fascinates me.  In a personal sense, I have noticed how my increased news consumption … Continue reading

Race and Genocide: “A Nation of Laws”

Note: This is the second article in a two-part series on race and genocide.  The first article, “How Trayvon Martin’s Murder Became Deracialized,” can be found here. By NAVID FARNIA          Since its inception, the United States’ legal system has consistently criminalized Black people.  “Fugitive Slave Laws,” convict lease and Stop and Frisk are but a … Continue reading

Race and Genocide: How Trayvon Martin’s Murder Became Deracialized

Note: This is the first article in a two-part series scheduled to appear this week.  The second installment will be posted on Friday. By NAVID FARNIA Ida B. Wells was perhaps the most influential figure in the anti-lynching movement.  Wells recognized lynching’s devastating impact on Black people because she understood lynching as political violence.  Lynch … Continue reading